Regulating the blood sugar levels accelerates fat loss and weight loss, this is the exact reason why you should add cinnamon to your diet. The proper cinnamon type that effective against insulin resistance and blood sugar is Chinese cinnamon, also known as cassia. It is known that cinnamon reduces glucose levels due to its methyl hydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP) content.
Just like fishes, flaxseeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which accelerate fat loss and prevent storing carbs as fat. Due to its lignan content, flaxseeds also prevent the fat increase in women body after menopause but the families who have a history with breast/uterine cancer or patients that use blood thinner should not use flaxseeds to lose fat.
3. Coconut Oil
Medium-chain triglycerides are the type of fat that our body use for energy instead of storing and that prevents weight gain, that’s why coconut oil is good for weight loss. Researches also show that 2 tablespoons coconut oil a day regulates insulin and reduces belly fat formation in women. However, try not to use hydrogenated coconut oils and daily intake of coconut oil shouldn’t exceed 2 tablespoons.
Ginger is not only good for burning fat but it also acts as antiviral and anti-inflammatory. The increase in body fat also increases inflammation and ginger prevent exactly that kind of problem, it prevents inflammation caused by body fat. Researches show that ginger boosts metabolism by 20 percent by affecting body temperature, higher doses are more effective at burning fat. Especially mixing it with green tea, cinnamon and garlic boost the fat burning rate of the body.
5. Green Tea
Green tea contains not only caffeine but also phenolic compounds like epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin and epigallocatechin gallate. Due to its caffeine and catechin content, it supports fat burning processes and eases losing weight. It also boosts metabolism due to its thermogenic effect.
As we mentioned, the caffeine content of coffee boosts metabolism. It is known that caffeine causes thermogenesis with two different mechanisms. Caffeine also suppresses appetite and proved to be burning fat while experimenting on animals. But don’t think it will burn fat and make you lose weight when you drink coffee full of cream and sugar.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Due to its acetic acid content, apple cider vinegar increases the acidity of the stomach acid and solves the digestive problems caused by low stomach acid. Clinical researches have proven the effect of apple cider vinegar on reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and postprandial blood sugar. Research of the same group on 155 patients has been the first and only study that searches the effect of apple cider vinegar on obesity. Weight, body fat index, body mass index, visceral and subcutaneous fat regions, blood pressure and blood test values of the patients have been measured and compared during 4 weeks. At the end of the week 4, people who have been drunk apple cider vinegar had lower weight, serum triglycerides level, fat regions and body fat index.
8. Peanut Butter/Almond/Hazelnut
You might be little surprised but the proper amounts of peanut butter support fat burn. Almond and hazelnut, on the other hand, are rich in essential nutrients like magnesium, protein, vitamin E and fiber. Contents of these two nuts make them effective at burning fat.